Definition of “chestnut” - English Dictionary

“chestnut” in British English

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chestnutnoun

uk /ˈtʃes.nʌt/ us /ˈtʃes.nʌt/

[ C ] plural also chestnut US UK sweet chestnut a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large, round nuts:

a 200-year-old chestnut tree
forests full of oak and chestnut

a large, brown nut that grows on a sweet chestnut tree, often cooked and eaten hot:

A man in the street was selling bags of roast chestnuts.

[ C ] a reddish-brown horse

[ U ] a reddish-brown colour

Idiom(s)

chestnutadjective

uk /ˈtʃes.nʌt/ us /ˈtʃes.nʌt/

(Definition of “chestnut” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“chestnut” in American English

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chestnutnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈtʃesˌnʌt, -nət/

a large, shiny, red-brown nut, or the tree on which the nuts grow

Chestnut is also a deep red-brown color.

(Definition of “chestnut” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)